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prevent the thefts now. >> john: thanks for waking up with wbtv news this morning now 5:30 i'm john carter. >> christine: i'm christine sperow. get you caught up on first alert weather, we have changes you need to be prepared for later this evening. meteorologist al conklin has more details. >> al: any rain this morning and mid-day will be on the light side. spotty, but as we go through time i think our rain chase will ramp up. you can see the loop over the last three hours, spotty stuff, weak boundary crossing the area as we speak and that will set the stage for a little cooler weather, not by much, still in the upper 50s to low 60s. that is main street in belmont going toward the railroad tracks, couple joggers, popular spot in downtown belmont. right across from city hall. 59 right here in charlotte, belmont at 56, 59 arboretum, ballantyne, 55 in coulwood, 54 in harrisburg, not much cooler to the north, 50 in boone, 52
cheraw. starting off with fog, otherwise mostly cloudy skies, spotty rain to the north of us, 57 degrees this afternoon coming home our rain chances rise, and by then we're at 59 degrees. expect midday high of 62 at lunch time. seven day forecast around the corner, chris with first alert traffic right now. sponsored by toyota of north charlotte as we head back in the work week, a live look i-77 west boulevard, volume of traffic heading in toward the city, no problems, southbound a little lighter. still a whole lot of green out there early on, 77, 85, both looking okay around the 485 perimeter, no problems there. do want to give you a head's up, lynx blue line construction on south tryon or north tryon at ken hoffman drive before you make your way up to wt harris boulevard. man, not going anywhere this morning.
concord to center city, 18 minutes, lake norman to center city 16 minutes. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. >> christine: looking ahead, thank you, chris, as we ntioned earlier, charlotte city council members will once again take up the issue of an ordinance designed to protect people from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. and the battle has gone beyond charlotte with governor pat mccrory now weighing in on the issue. wbtv's mark davenport is live now at the mecklenburg county government center, so mark, what is the governor saying about the upcoming vote? >> reporter: christine, the governor says he is ready to support immediate state intervention in the ordinance does pass tonight. wbtv we got our hands on the email he sent over to city council members outlining the way that he sees things and his stance overnight. look at that email as i read from the email for you. the governor emailed to charlotte city council members
he said the nondiscrimination ordinance could create major public safety issues if it passes. he specifically talked about the clause where people can use whatever bathroom or locker room they identify with. now, in the statement he also said "this action also puts an unneeded strain on the relationship between the city of charlotte and the state of north carolina, in fact the city of charlotte is causing more problems by trying to solve a problem that does not exist." that is directly from the email that he sent overnight to the two city council members. equality called the response disappointing but not surprising. they say he has shown himself to be an adversary to north carolina's lgbt community. we have both sides there talking out about what will happen tonight at the council meeting, that happens at 6:00, we will follow that all for you on this lgbt ordinance that could be passing in the city of charlotte later this evening. mark davenport, wbtv on your
>> christine: and we're going to have complete coverage of tonight's city council meeting, many of you very interested in what is going to come out of that. download the news app to get a news alert right to your cell decided. >> john: this is new, huntersville fire department taking steps to prevent thieves from breaking in firefighters cars. they tweeted a picture with the caption "sad state of affairs, a local fire station parking thefts." as we reported friday, investigators are trying to find thieves who are targeting firefighters while they respond to emergencies. fire station in charlotte, kannapolis, china grove and mount mourne reported people breaking in personal vehicles of firefighters. >> christine: we're continuing to follow breaking news involving a house fire in huntersville. let's go to brody o'connell you've been watching the story in the alert center, are you getting more information? >> brody: that's right, christine.
reporting them since 4:30 this morning. what we know so far is this is a home with nobody inside. we don't know what caused the fire. one person is being treated for smoke inhalation, what i want to do is here pull up apple tv to show you some pictures tweeted out from the huntersville fire department to give you an idea how big the fire was. a good picture to give you an idea of the severity of the fire. good news the flames have been knocked down here, started before 3:00 a.m., we have a crew out on the scene, they are working to bring you a live picture and of course we'll bring that to you as soon as possible. this was over on devonshire drive in huntersville, john and christine we're monitoring updates, i'll bring them to you as soon as possible. back to you guys. >> john: people across the country are remembering a man from the upstate who was one of the last of the buffalo soldiers. 93-year-old private tommy gaines
buffalo soldiers, all black army regiment who helped settle the west and fought in both world wars. a medic during world war ii. he was remembered as a loving father and husband who went to every veterans day ceremony he could. >> christine: hillary clinton and bernie sanders are expected to spend significant time in south carolina this week ahead of saturday's democratic primary in the palmetto state. they will be in columbia tomorrow night for a town hall hosted by cnn. an average of polls done by real clear politic shows hillary clinton leading in south carolina with about 57% of support to sanders 33%. >> voter in nevada will head to the polls for the republican caucuses. there are five candidates leave in the gop race, ben carson, ted cruz, john kasich, marco rubio and south carolina's winner, donald trump.
looks at the west boulevard exit, traffic for the most part light right now on the interstate and secondary roads. as soon as a problem arises we tell you first here on wbtv so keep it here because you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. here is meteorologist al conklin. >> al: thanks a lot, christine. over the weekend, sort of a mud muddled weekend, you can see the loop over the last six hours, very spotty and light, a weak boundary coming through that will set the stage for much colder weather tomorrow. futurecast this morning, very spotty, nothing all that heavy, as we go in the afternoon hours, particularly south of town things may get hotter in terms of wet weather, certainly by late this afternoon all of us are potentially in to rain and this evening it will rain. our numale fishing forecast, start with a break in the cloud cover but overall trend will be toward rain and again cooler temperatures, a midday high of 62. our big catch time, lynn baker
her son grayson excite offered a nice bass he docked in denver. 15-year-old grayson a sophomore at central cabarrus high school, a quarterback on the football team and excellent stem student, 4.0gpa. i need picture, email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. temperatures go from the 60s to the 40s to the 40s, all over the board, we'll break it down, what you can expect and all that in couple minutes. back over to you. 5:38, following breaking news out of burke county right now. >> christine: burke county communications telling us the hildebran town hall is on fire right now. the town hallow indicated on center street and it sounds serious, several agencies are involved. >> john: this call came in within the last few minutes. wbtv has a crew on the way there and as soon as we get more
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>> christine: have you ever met someone and just instantly clicked with them? >> john: a story that kind of friendship is getting views on youtube this morning. meet navi and nissan, two-year-old polar bears hit i am off right away after meeting in northern england. they are rubbing noses, hunting and swimming together, playing with the birds out there, jumping in the water. >> christine: taking a dip. >> john: taking baths, a great friendship has begun. >> christine: people let me tell
>> the courtship of eddie's father. i watched a lot of sitcom1. >> christine: he's old. >> al: check out tv land. >> john: bill bixby. >> al: show you rain that we have, all very very spotty and light much like over the weekend. six hour loop, a weak boundary coming through right now that will settle to the south of us, so as we widen out that will team up with low pressure over the deep south of louisiana. look at the rain loading up there and all this is heading in our direction, what will happen is high pressure to the north is building in, that is going to send chiliier air our way, temperature fall off this afternoon and tomorrow, we don't get out of the 40s. a big swing in temperatures after being almost 70 yesterday, again, our temperatures will be all over the board. i'll cover this in the seven day forecast. this is morganton, burke county, again we have dry conditions here, a little bit of fog this
don't have on-going rain, no rain in charlotte either, we're overcast, that is the hd tower cam from scott clark nissan honda, 59 degrees, west breeze at 5, good visibility here, but patchy fog east of town this morning. 50 boone, 49 morganton, 53 hickory, 50 in salisbury, 52 statesville, folks in the i-40 corridor, go up a couple degrees and that is it, you will hold or fall a little bit. 55 lincolnton, concord, closer to 60 south of town. in the piedmont in the charlotte area, we start off 57, up to 62 at lunch time, by late this afternoon the rain picks up, temperatures fall, back in the 50s, then tomorrow, most of us will be right about in the upper 40s to 50, so a big chill-down compared where we were yesterday, say when we were near 70. going through the night tonight, here comes the rain, this is this evening, rain overnight, that pulls away, tomorrow a lot of gray but not much green out there, i think more drizzle and
on the next low pressure system to come up. that gets in here wednesday, with showers and thunderstorms and as it drags the front through our temperatures go back in the 60s. we warm back up, but again, just be mindful we may wind up with strong thunderstorms across the area, wednesday afternoon before we dry out as that low pulls away from us. our rain chances are greatest from this afternoon right through wednesday evening, then they dry out dramatically thursday, friday, saturday. 57 is where we should be. will be above that today but below it tomorrow. sun up at 7:03. not too much sunshine the next couple days, lots of cloud cover, only 50/50 chance of rain this afternoon, 62. we get rain tonight and light rain and drizzle tomorrow. thunderstorms wednesday, pretty wet around here for a couple days, then we dry out. making plans, right now saturday looks good, sunday almost 60. here is chris, first alert
sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. let's take a live look, this is i-77, that is southbound at west boulevard, going away from you, northbound coming toward you, no problems there, traffic running lightly. now if you're up in the university city area, they are doing overnight road work on north tryon at ken hoffman drive before you make your way out to wt harris, be aware of that. overall the monday morning commute running smoothly across the charlotte area, a few slow downs, albermarle and independence toward the split. we'll keep an eye on things as we roll toward the rush hour, that is the check of morning rush hour. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. >> john: thanks, chris. how do you deal with litical posts on social media that you find insulting or rude? all new in the 6:30 half hour, we're taking a closer look how social media is allowing people
could before. thank you for starting your day with wbtv news this morning. >> christine: russia has an interesting request for the united states. >> john: get over to brody o'connell with new details just now coming live in the alert center. what have you got, brody? >> brody: a talker today, russian leaders are in very enthat, asking for permission to fly over the u.s. with aircraft equipped with high powered cameras. the article on the associated press. a lengthy article breaks down why they are making this request. but i'll give you the highlights. essentially, russia and u.s. signed something called the open skies treaty, allows flights
34 member nations. so right now, it looks like russia may get the go ahead but senior intelligence and military officials say that russia is taking advantage of this treaty and worried that perhaps russia is using this for some hidden reason, so something that will be developing here in the day ahead, this will make headlines if are you shaw does get permission to make the fly overs with the high powered digital cameras. the treaty signed well before technology was created out there. that is part of the reason the u.s. is apprehensive about this. john and christine, back to you. >> john: this is new, pope francis is urging catholic leaders not to allow executions this year. he told pilgrims he's proposing catholic leaders sheer ensure no convicted inmate should be executed during the holy year of mercy. he was also appealing to the consciences of all leaders so
consensus to abolish the death penalty. >> christine: 106-year-old woman gets the trip of a lifetime. >> john: she was invited to celebrate black history month at the white house. it made her dance for joy seeing the president and first lady. >> come on! what is the secret, you're still dancing at 106. >> john: that is not something else? talked about significance of having an african american president. >> i am so happy. >> we're happy to have you. >> right there. >> you've got to look at this, the video has more than 14 million views. >> christine: it is really neat
>> john: 106 years old, wow. >> christine: you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. , here is meteorologist al conklin. >> al: i thought she might dab for a second. that was cute, good to see it. no rain falling here in center city or anywhere in and around the charlotte metro area, may have fog but essentially dry from cornelius to lake wylie, westward to gastonia, east to albermarle. we have a few spotty showers in the mountains, this is boone, 321, 421 the park wades likely to be on the damp side. temperatures in the 50s as we go through time, lots of gray, not much green but a boundary starts to get active later this afternoon this. may be quick and robust but as we go in the late afternoon hours i think the rain does creep back in from the south and that is going to be a little more impressive rain than what we're dealing with this morning or what we had over the weekend very spotty and light. in fact tonight i think we get heavy downpours, so we're starting off in the 50s, we will wind up with midday high of
be falling off as we get through the late afternoon hours especially north of town. a mild start to the week, rain chances on the rise, what about thunderstorms, some could be very heavy on wednesday. talk about it seven day forecast coming up at the top of the hour, right now check in with chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: al, thank you, first alert traffic is sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. i-85 at 77, volume light here across the charlotte region. we are not seeing significant problems this morning, if you're just getting out you have a green light for your entire commute. let's swing in center city, a quick check of the john belk and brookshire, looks good. 77 in center city also running smoothly. that is a check of the morning commute, christine, over to you. >> christine: much more to come at the top of the hour. we continue to follow breaking news out of huntersville where fire burned through this home early this morning. brody o'connell has been getting
wbtv on your side. wbtv news starts right now with breaking news. >> john: there are several breaking news stories wbtv is following for you, the first, a fire at a house house in huntersville. plus brody o'connell live in the alert center gathering breaking details about a fire at the town hall in hildebran in burke county. charlotte-mecklenb charlotte-mecklenb urg school officials are set to vote on student assignment this week but first parents are getting a chance to voice their opinions.
to wbtv news this morning on this monday, february 22nd, i'm john carter,. >> christine: i'm christine sperow. a spring-like weekend giving way to changes in the forecast today. let's get started with charlotte's most experienced morning meteorologist, al conklin. >> al: hope you had a great weekend, back to work and school, we warned you about this last week, a wet start, a few very spotty showers this morning that we're picking up on the five sweeps of power doppler radar, that said, no rain around the metro area for mooresville, pineville, weddington, out to albermarle, monroe and westward to shelby and gastonia. little bit of rain in the mountains, boone couple showers knocking on the door, again spotty and light. a damp start to the day and mild start to the day, this is charlotte, again you can see cloud cover out there but streets are dry. 59 right now in charlotte, we have been there most of the morning. 59 arboretum, indian trail, 57 tega cay, belmont, 56, 55 around oakdale and couple wood, northwest mecklenburg.
chances for rain on the increase, midday high of 62, 59 by late this afternoon. we will be at least 10 if not 15 degrees colder tomorrow. talk about that plus rain chances, it will be wet for the first part of the week, all the details coming up. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. here is chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: first alert traffic is sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. still looking pretty good early on your monday morning, taking a look this is i-85 at 77, volume of traffic pretty light across the region this morning and most of the majors are still running in the green. 485 looks good, 77, 85 looking okay. starting to see a few slow downs, wt harris up to albermarle this morning. let's come in to center city, 277 the john belk over to the brookshire, no problems there. 77 north and southbound through center city, also looking pretty good this morning. that is a check of the morning traffic, john, over to you. >> john: we continue to follow this breaking news, firefighters